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Haaretz, May 11, 2017

The main purpose of the nation-state bill is to put Israel's Arab citizens down and prepare for the eventually that Jews will become a minority between the river and the sea

Israeli Arabs in the northern Israeli city of Sakhnin during a strike in support of Palestinians, October 2015. Jack Guez/AFP

[Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu] said the law would stipulate that Israel is the nation-state of the Jewish people, and would also enshrine the existing flag and anthem and Jerusalem’s status as Israel’s eternal capital.

[...] Shaked’s proposal is another attempt to turn Israel into a state governed by Jewish law, one that will be ruled by the settlers.

Second, no matter what form it ultimately takes, the main purpose of the nation-state bill is to remind Israel’s Arab citizens that they are second-class citizens while creating constitutional infrastructure for the possibility that Jews might become a minority between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea, making it necessary to give them legal preference over other citizens. The usual name for that is apartheid.